So I have a dead xEM (see topic: xEM seems to be corrupted?) in the back of my left hand. It’s between the pinky finger and ring finger, it’s not deep. You can see it under the skin if I hold my hand just right.
The tag is dead. After countless frustrating attempts to unbrick it, it’s now determined to continue being uncooperative and is resisting my attempt to remove it.
I’ve made an incision about 4mm long above the tag, parallel to it starting at one end of the tag, then a 3mm incision perpendicular to it at the end, sort of making an L-shaped incision. Manipulating the tag, it will go past the incision, it will go to one side, or the other, but it’s super hard to get the thing to make an appearance in the incision.
On the rare times it does move to the incision, I get a glimpse of it, but it will not come out. It’s like it’s stuck in there or something. Doing this all one-handed with my right hand, so I can’t like hold the incision open with one hand and use forceps or whatever to snag it.
After 45 minutes poking around in the back of my hand with a scalpel, I have given up for now and probably won’t be eager to try again any time soon. Maybe a couple weeks before I get frustrated enough to have another go.
Having said that, if anyone has any tips on how to get it out (DIY), I’d really appreciate it. Thanks!